Turkey does not just want to have one of the best airlines in the world, Turkish Airlines, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated this Monday, October 29, 2018 in Istanbul, one of the largest airports in the world. world. Aware of its geostrategic position for Civil Aviation, the Turkish authorities want to make Istanbul a hub for long-haul correspondence between the old continent, Asia and Africa.
Istanbul Yeni Havalimani is the name of this architectural gem with a capacity of 90 million passengers per year, far from the 103.9 million passengers at the Atlanta airport in the United States. It will reach its full capacity in 2028 with a capacity of 200 million passengers a year. It will occupy for the moment, after its entry into service, only the 3rd place in front of the airports of Atlanta and Beijing.
This pharaonic airport which covers 76 km2 and cost about 8.9 billion euros and whose infrastructure is 85% completed will eventually have six tracks and three terminals. This will enable it to reach its full potential and to rise to the forefront.
The first inaugural commercial flight from Istanbul Yeni Havalimani to Ankara will be made this Wednesday 31 October by Turkish Airlines